Objectives - NYU Media Research Lab

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Objectives

To collaborate technically and creatively with other like
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minded people to create interesting digital
environments, effects and experiences.

Technical Skills


Writing high
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quality C++, Java and C code under Unix or Windows.


Software des
ign using practical, object
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oriented methods.


Integrating tools and data with Python, Perl, makefiles and shell scripts.


Implementing graphics algorithms using OpenGL and related libraries.


Optimizing time
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critical code, especially numerical algorithms.


Cr
eating technical documentation using Latex and HTML.

Research Attributes


Fluent in the mathematics commonly used in all areas of computer graphics.


Comfortable with modern numerical computing techniques used in physics
-
based modeling and animation,
renderi
ng curved surfaces, realistic lighting and real
-
time interaction.


Knowledgeable of today’s research in the computer graphics community.

Education

MSc, Computer Science.

The University of British Columbia
, November 2002.


Graduate
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level courses in computer v
ision, computational robotics, real
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time computer graphics, numerical
computing, bioinformatics and non
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photorealistic rendering.


Master's thesis topic on the simulation of traditional pen
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and
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ink rendering methods.


Twice published on thesis
-
related resear
ch topics at NPAR 2002 and RW 2002.


BMath, Joint Honours Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

University of Waterloo
, May 2000.


Advanced
-
level courses in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, physics, fluid mechanics,
numerical computing
and computer graphics.


Mixed study terms with co
-
operative work terms, focusing on computer graphics in the later years.

Relevant Experience

Research assistant
, Oct. 2002
-

present.

Dr. Aaron Hertzmann, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
.

Adrian Secord

Email

ajsecord@cs.ubc.ca

Web

http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~ajsecord/

Postal

49 Wales Ave., Toronto, ON, CANADA, M5T 1J3

Tel

+1 416 364 5281


Implementing non
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photorealistic rendering software.


Research assistant
, 2001
-

Aug. 2002.

Department of Computer Science, The University of British Columbia.


Explored research ideas using C++ and OpenGL in the Imager Computer Graphics Lab.


Maintained S
ciCADE '01 web page and assisted with running the conference.


Teaching assistant
, 2000
-

2001.

Department of Computer Science, The University of British Columbia.


Assisted in courses in numerical methods and computer graphics.


Led tutorials, marked assign
ments and exams and tutored students individually.


Research assistant
, Sept. 1998
-

Aug. 1999.

Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo.


Assisted Dr. Paul Kearney <
http://phylogeny.uwaterloo.ca/~pkearney/
>


Implemented
InVest
, a comprehensive

evolutionary tree editing and display tool in Java 2.


Programmer/analyst
, Sept.
-

Dec. 1998.

Advanced Research Group, NCR Corporation, Waterloo, Ontario.


Extended and implemented computer vision algorithms for red/blue/green images for use with a prototy
pe
red/blue/green/infrared camera.


Designed and implemented an algorithm for the detection of hand
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written signatures in colored ink.


Programmer
, Jan.
-

Apr. 1998.

Atomic Energy of Canada, Chalk River, Ontario.


Designed and implemented a system for the di
splay and analysis of nuclear reactor steam tubes.

Publications

Fast primitive distribution for illustration
, Adrian Secord, Wolfgang Heidrich and Lisa Streit.
Proceedings of
the 13th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering
, Pisa, Italy, June 2002.


Weighted Vo
ronoi stippling
, Adrian Secord.
Proceedings of the 2
nd

International Symposium on Non
-
Photorealistic Animation and Rendering
, Annecy, France, June 2002.


I
N
V
EST
: Interactive and Visual Edge Selection Tool for constructing evolutionary trees
, Paul Kearney,
Adrian Secord and Haoyang Zhang. In R. B. Altman, et al., ed.,
Proceedings of the Pacific Symposium on
Biocomputing (PSB)
, 2000.

Service and Awards

UBC Faculty of Science
Achievement Award for Leadership
, June 2002

President
of the UBC CS Graduate Student
Association, 2001
-

2002.

NSERC
Undergraduate Research Award
, June 1999.